Jerry Hatton is a Maritimer from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia who now resides in the USA. Jerry is a versatile performer, a great singer and his cheerful personality makes him many friends and fans on his personal appearances and club dates. Before immigrating to the USA, Jerry had his own radio show over CKEN, Kentville, N.S. and also appeared regularly on a country music show on CKCW TV, Moncton, New Brunswick for three years, which covered the Maritime Provinces. Jerry Also toured the Canadian Provinces with his own show for five years doing personal appearances, TV and radio work. In 1965, Jerry was among the top artists in Canada performing and recording country music. Jerry toured overseas U.S. Military bases and appeared in the top nightspots in the tristate area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Some of Jerry’s top credits are: Carnegie Hall, New York City; Symphony Hall, Newark New Jersey; New York Coliseum Auto Show; New Jersey State Fair; Middlesex County Fair; Suffolk County Fair; Country Fairs; Pepsi Cola’s Mountain Dew Radio Show. He worked Canadian Network TV and was featured on CKCW TV show for 3 years. http://citizenfreak.com/
RECORDINGS: Texas Beat/RBS 1122 Sittin ‘n Thinkin/RBS 1187 Bubbles In My Beer/RBS 1217 Country Boy/SBS 5325 Tear Talk/RBS 1300 Country Ambassador/SBS 5410 25th Anniversary In Country Music/CCM 102 Honky Tonk Country/CR 311 Good ‘n Country/CR 1390 Good ‘n Country CD/DR 1484 Various Other Grand Ole Opry Shows
SHOWS: Doc Williams Show – Nova Scotia WWVA – Wheeling Jamboree Johnny Cash Show - Halifax, Nova Scotia Hank Williams, Jr. Show – Danbury, CT Shop-Rite Org., NJ Mall Merchants Assoc. Smokey Warren Show Middlesex County Fair (annually) Appalachian Jubilee-Chambersburg, PA Michigan Jamboree, Sparta, MI Various Other Grand Ole Opry Shows
TELEVISION: CKCW, Moncton TV-Country Show-3 years CBC, Halifax Network – Don Messer Show CBC, Halifax Network – Country Time CH35, Monmouth County, NJ - Sudzin Country
RADIO: CKEN Radio Show – 2 Years WJRZ Palisades Amusement Park-3 years Notwithstanding his extensive recording and performance career, Jerry Hatton was likely ahead of his time for Canadian radio, and only charted one single on the RPM Charts, with his "Sittin' And Thinkin" single coming in at #4 on the charts in 1965.
In addition to his own album releases on Rodeo/Banff, Jerry Hatton was featured on several of the label's Various Artist LPs, including "16 Great Country Songs Of Praise" with his entry being the gospel standard "Beyond The Sunset"; "16 Great Country Songs By Great Canadian Country Artists-Vol. 1 (Rodeo/Banff RBS-1125), featuring his entry "Mansion On The Hill"; while Vol. 2 (RBS-1126) included the Jerry Hatton recording, "The Wild Side Of Life".
On the occasion of his 25th year in country music an album entitled "Jerry Hatton - 25th Anniversary In Country Music" was released on the fledgling Canadian Country Music label (CCMLP-102). The selections on the album were largely taken from his "Country Ambassador" LP previously released on Rodeo/Banff.
In 1965 Jerry Hatton moved to New Jersey (USA), touring extensively on the U.S. East Coast entertainment scene. Hatton continued his recording career after moving to the U.S., with the 1971 single "It Makes No Difference Now" b/w "Wine Me Up", released on the Rodeo International label (RO-3359).
In 1973 Jerry Hatton began performing as a duo with his wife Debbie Lynn, working a variety of venues and special events and releasing CD albums of their recordings. [http://www.45cat.com/biography/jerry-hatton]